Workshops and Conferences
2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 -2005 -2004 - 2003
8th IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY (March 2010, Vietnam) >>Top
7th IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY (August 2010, Chiang Mai, Thailand) >>Top
6th IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY (March 2009, Chiang Mai, Thailand) >>Top
Regional Indigenous Conference on Herbal Medicine and Healing (9-15 October 2008, Mengzi, Honghe Prefecture, China)
IKAP network in partnership with Dongba Culture Research Institute organized the HMH workshop with Honghe Ethnic Research Institute as the local host. There were 40 participants from Burma, SW-China, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam-22 indigenous experts on herbal and healing, and 18 organizers, resource persons and translators. >>Top
Advanced Training of Trainer (May 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Out of the 34 trainees from the 2 sequences of IKAP, 15 participants was invited to participate this training. The purpose of this was twofold. On one side it was important for the IKAP regional staff to see the progress of the trainers and understand how the skills learned at the TOT is used in practice. At the other side, the sharing act as a forum to develop understanding of how to use the tools acquired in a more efficient way. The contents covered the Project Planning and Proposal Writing, concept of the Logical Framework, analysis of situation, and project development. >>Top
5th IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY (November 2007, Chiang Mai, Thailand) >>Top
Intergenerational Transfer of Indigneous Knowledge (November 2007, Chiang Mai, Thailand) >>Top
Training of Trainer Second Sequence (May 2007, Chiang Mai – September 2006, Chiang Mai – March 2006, Kaily, China)
17 trainees attended the training course. >>Top
Regional Workshop on Indigenous Education (May 2006, Mae Sariang, Thailand)
The purpose of the workshop was to offer a platform and forum for exchange between practitioners of indigenous education in MMSEA (elders, teachers, youth) to create common understanding on the concept of indigenous education; define perspective and constraints of indigenous education, and explore possibilities of collaboration among IKAP networks involved in indigenous education. There were 40 indigenous education practitioners from the six countries (Burma, Cambodia, Laos PDR, Southwest China, Thailand and Vietnam) attend the workshop. >>Top
Training in IK Curriculum Design & Development (2006, Sichuan University, Chengdu).
The course took place from 24th of March to the 3rd of April 2006. The participants included 12 teachers and graduate students of the College of Life Science. The contents of the training were IK concept, IK Research Methods and Actions, IK rights and Ethics, IK Pedagogical concepts and Learning methods, Curriculum design, and Summary and evaluation. >>Top
The regional workshop on Rotational Farming (March 2006, Menglun, Xishuangbanna, China) The purpose of the workshop was to analyze the situation of indigenous knowledge, rotational farming and poverty. There were 21 farmers from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and SW China, and 3 facilitators and 4 translators participated in the workshop. For first hand experience and to learn and understand the rotational farming practiced by the villagers, the participants divided into three groups visited 3 sites for 4 days field trip. They talked with experienced villagers about the upland agriculture and visited the fields. This was followed by three days workshop in which the participants reported their experiences from the field trip and shared their special knowledge on traditional agriculture and swidden farming in the context of their communities and cultures. During this workshop a strong link among the farmers from the above mentioned countries were established. >>Top
4th IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY (December 2005, Mondolkiri, China) >>Top
3rd IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY was held in (September 2005, Luoshui, Lugu Lake, China) >>Top
Sustainable use of natural resources & Poverty Dialogue with Mountain Peoples in MMSEA (May 2005, Sapa, Vietnam)
The Center for Sustainable Development in the Mountains (CSDM) organized the 4th Mainland Montane South-East Asia Conference, held from 16-19 May 2005 in Sapa, Vietnam. The conference was prepared in collaboration with the People’s Committee of Lao Cai Province (PCLC), the Ethnic Minorities Working Group (EMWG) in Vietnam, and the Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples Network (IKAP), Maekong Environment and Resource Institute (MERI) and Research Center for Sustainable Development (RCSD) of Chiang Mai University from Chiang Mai in Thailand. Participants joined from different backgrounds. About 120 indigenous people representatives from MMSEA, and more than 150 academics, development workers and politicians.
The IV MMSEA included four main events:
- Field Trips in 5 locations of Northern Vietnam (May 8-13) with different topics, which opened the possibility of direct exchange between indigenous communities.
- Indigenous Knowledge Fair and Mountain Festival (14-15 May) as a promotion and exhibition of indigenous wisdom and cultures as a basis for ethno-development of local cultures.
- Conference for dialogue on Poverty which focus on the four main areas, one for each day:
- The situation of Poverty and Indigenous Knowledge in each country of MMSEA.
- An exchange of experiences of the values and wealth of Indigenous Knowledge and cultural diversity.
- The description of indigenous initiatives for sustainable development
- An action plan to promote ethno-development as a strategy to overcome poverty.
- Networks Meeting to discuss on the ACBC topics: Land uses and shifting cultivation, seeds and plants (biodiversity), children and biodiversity, herbal medicine and healing, indigenous education, local identity and language, artisans, arts and crafts (hemp, gender and indigenous knowledge). >>Top
Training of Trainer - Indigenous Education (January 2005, Luang Prabang, Laos PDR – September 2004, Lijiang China - May 2004, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
There were 17 trainees from the 6 MMSEA countries. >>Top
2nd IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY (December 2004, Sapa, Vietnam) >>Top
Indigenous Knowledge Fair and Culture Festival (19-22 November 2004, Chiang Rai, Thailand) The IK Fair and Culture Festival was organized by the network of Indigenous Elders (Lahu, Hmong, Mien, Yao, Akha, Karen, Lisu, and Lua, Lawa) in Northern Thailand in Chiang Rai in cooperation with Rajabhat Chiang Rai University and involved hundreds of indigenous participants from Thailand and other countries involved in the IKAP-network. >>Top
Indigenous Peoples Forum, within the Conference Impact of Globalization on Ethnic Minorities (15-18 November 2004, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
The indigenous People Forum was conceived as an iterative learning process. It provided a heterogeneous group of more than 70 indigenous participants (25 different cultures) several opportunities to unravel the complexities of five topics. A study trip of four days included going to indigenous villages and interacting intensively with the hosts. A forum, also four days, created the space for reflecting, exchanging, sensing and envisioning as a learning community centered on thematic focuses. >>Top
Indigenous People Forum (15-18 November 2004, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
This forum was a platform created for indigenous peoples from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, and Laos to learn from each other. Indigenous participants also elaborated on 3 specific topics related to IK (rotational farming and the view from within, indigenous health care, indigenous seeds, plants and animals and eco-farming) and shared moments of exchange and dialogue among themselves and with academics concerning IK in the light of negative impacts of modernization and globalization. >>Top
Study Field Trips (10-14 November 2004, Northern Thailand)
These study field trips to indigenous villages took place in the 5 sites in relation to IKAP’s topic groups. The trips had two objectives: 1)To learn about the indigenous situation and to exchange with indigenous villagers; and, 2)To identify the presence of Indigenous Knowledge and the main issues for the Knowledge and the main issues for the indigenous in Northern Thailand. >>Top
Facilitator Training for Indigenous Leaders from SE-Asia, (July 2004, Chiang Mai)
14 leaders from from Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Bangladesh and India participated in the facilitator training where a group of resource persons was created with the goal to back up IKAP’s efforts for Capacity Building on IK in MMSEA. >>Top
The 1st IKAP REGIONAL ASSEMBLY (October 2003, Chiang Mai, Thailand) >>Top